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4KRA29 – Special Amateur Radio Station from Azerbaijan – German Helendorf Colony issued 1926

3. February 2016 Leave a comment

4KRA29 is the special callsign issued for celebration of the 90th anniversary of the first ever Ham radio Callsign and licensed HAM station of Azerbaijan with RA 29 (PA29 – in cyrillic)The RA 29 callsign (PA29 – in cyrillic) issued in 1926 for the club (as we can say now) of the secondary school of Helenendorf Colony. (now near Ganja city – Azerbaijan)The population of this Colony had German origination. This callsign will be valid from Jan 2016 till Dec 2016 QSL via 4K4K [more…]

Euro News: German footprints in the Caucasus
Between the first half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, over 200,000 Germans moved into the Caucasus region of Azerbaijan. Helendorf was the first German colony and the first Azeri town founded by foreigners. That was in 1819. Later renamed Khanlar, but now known as Göygöl, it carries the indelible mark of 122 years of German cultural influence. [more…]

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